Taipei pulls out all stops in Chan epic

The Standard
Date: 7 Oct 2020

It's mind-boggling of Taiwan premier Su Tseng-chang to say murder suspect Chan Tong-kai can't go to the island freely, even if he is willing to turn himself in to the police over the killing of his girlfriend Poon Hiu-wing in Taipei in 2018.

As soon as Su said Chan wouldn't be allowed to "come and go freely," any sensible mind could not but be bewildered.

One can't help wondering if it isn't only common sense that Chan is prepared to accept his being arrested the moment he gets on a plane bound for the island?

Su's words are senseless – unless, that is, he doesn't want Chan to be tried in a court of law in Taiwan at all, despite an arrest warrant out for him.

The case could have been very simply handled in light of Chan's open apology to the victim's family and his expressed willingness to stand trial in Taiwan.    [FULL  STORY]

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